Wells Fargo Loses 152 Advisors Last Quarter

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

Wells Fargo Advisors has reported that 152 advisors have left the firm in the third quarter of this year. Those third-quarter losses bring the total number of departing advisors to more than 1,000 since September 2016.

Commentators suggest that the large number of Wells Fargo advisor departures can be attributed mainly to the steady flow of scandals that have damaged the firm’s reputation since September 2016.

More specifically, revelations that Wells Fargo’s banking division allegedly had opened millions of fee-bearing bank accounts in clients’ names without their knowledge has caused a public outcry and other wrongdoings have also surfaced in the firm’s mortgage and auto loan business departments.

In addition, this year, the state of Massachusetts filed an enforcement action against Wells Fargo Advisors for allowing its advisors to make unsuitable product and retirement planning recommendation, as well as for systemic reverse churning practices among its advisors.

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